Category Archives: News

River Arts District Event

Certainly, it’s great fun to travel to exciting places and learn about artists around the world. At times, however, it’s also nice to stay close to home and to enjoy local talent. Each month the River Arts District Artists in Asheville invite the public to take “A Closer Look” at their art work and their studios. During August, they will… (more…)

Don’t Miss Point Art Monaco Next Month

I won’t be making it to the Point Art Monaco event, but if you have the time and money, you shouldn’t miss this one. This is going to be the third edition of the Salon Point Art Monaco. As described on the website for Point Art Monaco, “The Salon Point Art Monaco, one of the major events dedicated to art,… (more…)

JFK and an Antique Log Book

Many people assume that antiques include only large objects like pottery, paintings and the like. Documents, however, are also part of this category, and as a history and antique buff, I’ve always found antique documents fascinating. It was John F. Kennedy’s birthday yesterday (Happy Birthday to our dear 35th President!) and there were a number of articles written about him… (more…)

Dance & Music Ensemble Coming in May

If you happen to find yourself in Asheville on May 17-18, you should definitely not miss this opportunity. Two amazingly talented woman are going to team up for a beautiful performance at The Diana Wortham Theatre. The event will be a performance of Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Ann Dunn, who has guided North Carolina’s oldest non-profit dance company for years,… (more…)

Success for the Original Miami Beach Antique Show

In a recent press release, the US Antiques Shows announced that attendance at their 52nd annual Original Miami Beach Antique Show increased by 10% this year. The show took place from January 31-February 4 2013 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. While we weren’t there, I certainly try to follow major antique shows and I’m always curious to see how… (more…)

Zarsha Leo: New Pub Features Monthly Artist

Not surprisingly, we aren’t very interested in sports. I wonder if you could find too many avid antique collectors who also love football and basketball games. Perhaps. But we don’t happen to be two of them! I was tipped off, however, to the new restaurant-bar franchise that has opened near our home called Zarsha Leo. In the grand opening advertisement,… (more…)

Lincoln’s Life & Times: Reflections on His Birthday

On the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, it is interesting to look back at the man and at his use of language. As a historian and antique collector, I always find the study of history fascinating. Certainly, Steven Spielberg’s recent movie Lincoln has brought the man and his presidency into the spotlight at the moment. Many more people now know… (more…)

$10 Million Coin Sells

I find antiques so fascinating partly because you just never know what is going to become valuable – and what you may have of value in your home! If you haven’t seen this report yet, those in the antique world will want to prick up their ears. One of the first US silver dollars that was ever minted has just… (more…)

Nashville, Here We Come

If you’ve never been to Nashville, Tennessee, it’s a must-see on the Bucket List. If you have been there, you may want to think about February as the best time to return. We are definitely  making our reservations and marking our calendars already for next month. Nashville welcomes amazing antique dealers in February each year and they have some of… (more…)

Plácido Domingo and Barrett Wissman Create Plácido Domingo Festival

Plácido Domingo and IMG Artists with Principal and Co-Chairman Barrett Wissman were thrilled to announce the first edition of the Plácido Domingo Festival. It took place in Seville and Malaga from October 25th through November 3rd 2012. The list of performers was vast and enticing, including:  Vittorio Grigolo,  Ana María Martínez, Joaquín Achúcarro,Ángel Romero, Nino Machaidze, Micaëla Oeste, Angel Blue,… (more…)